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Amazon expands robot delivery tests to Atlanta and Franklin

Amazon expands robot delivery tests to Atlanta and Franklin

The e-commerce giant has already been testing the robots for contactless delivery in California and Washington and said they helped meet increased customer demand in the pandemic.

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant rolls out telehealth system in COVID-19 effort

Seat Pleasant calls itself “the world’s first authentic small smart city” and has a high proportion of low-income and vulnerable people, making it an ideal launch location for the technology, which could be expanded nationally.

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

A new report by eDelivery explores how retailers and carriers are looking for new ways to reduce carbon emissions and meet customer expectations of sustainability.

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

Zillow launches affordable housing search tool for Seattle

The tool aims to reduce the time it takes to manually look for available homes that are affordable and accessible.

Amazon names City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge winners

Amazon names City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge winners

Winners include solutions to address homelessness, school shootings, emergency response and more.

Amazon finalists highlight city cloud innovation

Amazon finalists highlight city cloud innovation

Initiatives up for awards include the use of data to tackle the opioid crisis and homelessness, an open-data-powered Alexa service and an earthquake warning app.

Seattle Amazon office building to house homeless shelter

Seattle Amazon office building to house homeless shelter

The Mary’s Place Family Center in The Regrade shelter is scheduled to open in early 2020.

Countering AI bias, domestic robots and detecting deep-fakes: 10 predictions for 2020 and beyond

Countering AI bias, domestic robots and detecting deep-fakes: 10 predictions for 2020 and beyond

Many of CCS Insight’s tech predictions have implications for citizens and the future of cities.

Amazon's Ring seeks editor for breaking crime news

Amazon's Ring seeks editor for breaking crime news

Amazon is seeking a Managing Editor for its smart doorbell unit, Ring, to deliver breaking crime news.